How to rip RealAudio without installing RealPlayer- 3rd party progs?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Some Dude, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Some Dude

    Some Dude Guest


    I am wondering if there's a prog that'll rip realaudio streams without
    installing realplayer. That program is such bloatware and terrible
    that I'll use it once to listen to something and uninstall it.

    I'd prefer something I can keep that doesn't completely try to take
    over my computer.

    Any pointers appreciated...Right now i'm checking out Streambox but
    unsure if they want me to install realplayer to get the codec in

    Cheers and thanks!

    Some Dude, Feb 28, 2004
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  2. "Some Dude" wrote ...
    Recording a STREAM and ripping a FILE are two different
    situations. I don't know of any software that will open (or
    even convert) a RA file. Cool Edit 2000 would save
    directly as RealAudio, but CEP (and now Adobe Auditon)
    have no apparent direct Real format support.

    I record/convert by simply playing with the Real Player
    (the only way I know of decoding Real media), and then
    recording (in real time) on the same machine. I have a
    bunch of RA files that I am converting to MP3. I must say
    that the RA files are smaller and higher quality than their
    equivalent (converted) MP3 format.
    I've always used the free versions because I'm as turned off
    by Real as Mr. Dude is. Anybody know if the "premium"
    versions are less intrusive?
    I don't believe the "codec" for RealAudio (or RealVideo)
    is available as a standalone module. I think Real Networks
    does this intentionally. The reason they can give away for free
    such a sophisticated (and progressively improved) product is
    by selling advertising that is displayed on the players.
    Richard Crowley, Feb 28, 2004
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  3. Some Dude

    Some Dude Guest

    Good point.

    I'm surprised the RA codec hasn't been reverse engineered yet...I know
    all about adobe aud., etc ) for ripping stuff but that requires me to
    install Real (which is exactly what i'd *prefer* to avoid).

    I've asked this same question in like 1998 so I'm thinking its not
    possible..but i'll try streambox...still gotta install that..along
    with 5 million other things :)

    Oh its definitely intentional :)


    Thanks for the 411.

    Some Dude, Feb 28, 2004
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    Jaco Guest

    Jaco, Feb 28, 2004
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    Some Dude Guest

    Some Dude, Feb 29, 2004
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    Martin Guest

    Trialware EOVideo from can import and convert Real

    I think you'll need the Real codecs installed too though, but Real
    Alternative as mentioned may be adequate.

    Martin, Feb 29, 2004
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